Let’s take a look at the strangest celebrity legal battles that captivated our mind map over the years. From over the years, starting with, there have been quite a few in the past. Aside from the Hollywood legal brouhaha, some bizarre cases veered towards the fiction than fact. All crazy legal headlines managed to make its way to the court of law.
The Fight Over Kurt Cobain’s Guitar
Frances Bean Cobain is the daughter of the famous ’90s legendary musicians, Courtney Love and the deceased Kurt Cobain. She fought a lengthy legal battle over her late father’s guitar possession after she and Isaiah Silva (her husband) part ways last year.
Silva made claims that his former wife gifts him the acoustic guitar.Her father’s 1959 Martin D-18E during theMTV Unplugged 1993 Nirvana performance became his as a present. However, Frances Bean chose to differ. The resolution for the issue came when she agreed that Silva could retain the guitar and not pay him the spousal support he requested. Things didn’t stop right there. Silva filed a lawsuit against her and Ross Butler for conspiring against him to get the instrument back into her possession. Butler denied any involvement in the matter.
Kristina Karo Suing Mila Kunis
The truth turned out to be stranger than fiction when a singer Kristina Karo, sued Mila Kunis in 2015 for five thousand dollars for stealing away her pet chicken during their younger days when they were friends in Ukraine. The singer sued to claim emotional distress that prevented her from pursuing the coveted yet elusive ‘American Dream.’ She asked the actor to cover her medical (therapy) bills. Kristina dropped the lawsuit, which was a publicity stunt to promote ‘give me green card’ (upcoming song). Mila had the last laugh when she released a video with Ashton Kutcher(husband) in which they contemplated countersuing Kristina for similar money for making them endure the music video.
A Perfect Selfie Lawsuit
Snaplight sued Kim Kardashian West in 2017 for endorsing their rival’s brand, LuMee, both reputed brands that made cell phone cases that create the perfect lighting for taking selfies. She fought a lengthy legal battle over her late father’s guitar possession after she and Isaiah Silva (her husband) separated last year. Kim went for an out of court settlement. However, we are unsure if there was a cash exchange for giving up the issue.
The Case of Charlie Sheen and Ursula Auburn
In 2007, Charlie Sheen went for a settlement with Ursula Auburn when she filed a case against him for using a character in the show, Two and a Half Men, without her permission. The contextual fictional character was that of a woman, Rose, who was a stalker and resembled Ursula in looks and demeanor. She claimed that the plot twists in the show mimicked Ursula’s real-life encounters with Charlie.
Luann de Lesseps’ Brush with the law
Luann de Lesseps’ former husband, Count Alex de Lesseps, with their two children, sued her for not providing millions of dollars to the kids as part of a divorce settlement in 2009. The judge ordered Alex to hand over their marital home in New York (Bridgehampton), so Luann could place the house in a trust for their children, Noel and Victoria. Instead of doing that, she sold the house for $8 million and bought the house for $3.1 million.
Their children did not get ownership interest for the brand new house, but Luann reportedly threatened to buy another house. The children, Noel and Victoria, blocked their mother from selling off the other house. In April 2019, the star confessed that they had sorted their differences and things were great. She even said that things were back to being great between them.
The rich and the famous lifestyles are so often unduly complicated. And it’s not all about the glitz and glamor of showbiz in their world. They have quite a few problems to battle too. Hi-flying life does not come cheap, especially when it involves expensive lawsuits. Many celebrities had to be a part of court cases, a few of them unintentional, and few intentional. Whatever may be the circumstances, court cases can cost a lot of money and mental distress. But just like every other thing relating to celebrities, they brush with the law went on to entertain us too.